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    The adventures of Tom Sawyer: unabridged and unadapted from the original text and with thirteen related readings

    813.4
    T969t
    c.7
    2012

    The adventures of Tom Sawyer: unabridged and unadapted from the original text and with thirteen related readings

    Twain, Mark.

    Contents: The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain
    The story of the Bad Little Boy by Mark Twain
    The Ransom of Red Chief by O. Henry
    Hector the Collector by Shel Silverstein
    Teaching Values by Sarah Glazer
    The Little Orphan by Edgar A. Guest
    Three Poems by Stephen Vincent Benet
    The Selling of Life-Styles by Berkeley Rice
    How the Lawyers Stole Winter by Christopher Daly
    Superstitions A to Z by Julie Corsi
    Adolescent Turning Point by Dorothy Nixon
    Charles by Shirley Jackson
    The Veldt by Ray Bradbury
    The Burden of Humor by H.L. Mencken.

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    The bridge of San Luis Rey

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    The bridge of San Luis Rey

    Wilder, Thornton.

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    The call of the wild: unabridged

    813.4
    L847c
    c.3
    2012

    The call of the wild: unabridged

    London, Jack

    The Call of the Wild, considered by many London's greatest novel, is a gripping tale of a heroic dog that, thrust into the brutal life of the Alaska Gold Rush, ultimately faces a choice between living in man’s world and returning to nature. Adventure and dog-story enthusiasts as well as students and devotees of American literature will find this classic work a thrilling, memorable reading experience.

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    Cambodia & Laos

    915.9404
    C455c
    2017

    Cambodia & Laos

    Chandler, David

    Whether you want to explore the temples of Angkor Wat, take a boat trip through the famous Tham Kong Lo caves, or sunbathe on stunning white beaches in southern Cambodia, Cambodia and Laos offer exhilarating options for visitors.

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    Iliad

    883.1
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    2015

    Iliad

    Homer

    One of the greatest stories ever told, the Iliad has survived for thousands of years because of its insightful portrayal of man and its epic story of war, duty, honor, and revenge. While this book recounts the war between the Trojans and Archaeans, it also is the tragic story of the fiery-tempered Achilles. Insulted by his king, the proud Achilles decides to stand by as his comrades are annihilated, but circumstances finally spur the warrior to wreak savage retribution upon Troy. The battle between the Trojans and Archaeans stirs ancient passions and vendettas among the gods of Olympus. While the two armies of mortals confront each other, the gods fly to earth to aid their allies and confound their enemies. Soon, they too enter the fray alongside the men, which leads to an attempt to betray Zeus himself, the supreme king of Olympus. Woven among the battle scenes are the stories of the men and women caught in the war: the Trojan prince Hector, who is town between duty and love for his wife and young son; Helen, who is the most beautiful woman in the world, but who comes to regret being born; and Priam, the king of Troy, who is too old to battle, but has the strength for one final act of courage.

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    Davita's harp

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    2005

    Davita's harp

    Chiam Potok

    For Davita Chandal, growing up in New York in the 1930s and '40s is an experience of indescribably joy-and unfathonable sadness. Her loving parents, both fervent radicals, fill her with fiercely bright hope for a new, better world. But the deprivations of war and the Depression take their ruthless toll. And Davita, unexpectedly, finds in the Jewish faith that her mother has long ago abandoned both a solace to her questioning inner pain and a test of her budding spirit of independence. To her, life's elusive possibilities for happiness, for fulfillment, for decency, become as real and resonant as the music of the small harp that hangs on her door, welcoming all guests with its sweet, gentle tones.

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    Endurance : Shackleton's legendary Antarctic expedition

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    A375e
    2006

    Endurance : Shackleton's legendary Antarctic expedition

    Alexander, Caroline.

    Marooned on 4 feet of ice, in over 8,000 feet deep water, Sir Ernest Shackleton and his crew survived 635 days and nights, without proper shelter or rations, enduring the harshest conditions imaginable.

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    The geometry problem solver: plane, solid, analytic

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    R432g
    2011

    The geometry problem solver: plane, solid, analytic

    Staff of Research & Education Association.

    The Problem Solvers are an exceptional series of books that are thorough, unusually well-organized, and structured in such a way that they can be used with any text. Saves hours of time in studying and finding solutions to problems. These solutions are worked out in step-by-step detail, thoroughly and clearly. Each book is fully indexed for locating specific problems rapidly.

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    The great gatsby

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    2016

    The great gatsby

    Fitzgerald, F. Scott

    The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald's third book, stands as the supreme achievement of his career. This exemplary novel of the Jazz Age has been acclaimed by generations of readers. The story of the fabulously wealthy Jay Gatsby and his love for the beautiful Daisy Buchanan, of lavish parties on Long Island at a time when "The New York Times" noted "gin was the national drink and sex the national obsession," it is an exquisitely crafted tale of America in the 1920s. "The Great Gatsby" is one of hte great classics of twentieth-century literature.

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    Imagine: how creativity works

    153.3
    L524i
    2012

    Imagine: how creativity works

    Lehrer, Jonah.

    Shattering the myth of muses, higher powers, even creative "types," Jonah Lehrer demonstrates that creativity is not a single gift possessed by the lucky few. It's a variety of distinct thought processes that we can all learn to use more effectively.

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    Lost in translation: an illustrated compendium of untranslatable words from around the world

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    2014

    Lost in translation: an illustrated compendium of untranslatable words from around the world

    Sanders, Ella Frances.

    "An artistic collection of 50 drawings featuring unique, funny, and poignant foreign words that have no direct translation into English. Did you know that the Japanese have a word to express the way sunlight filters through the leaves of trees? Or that there's a Swedish word to describe the reflection of the moon across the water? The nuanced beauty of language is even more interesting and relevant in our highly communicative, globalized modern world. Lost in Translation brings this wonder to life with 50 ink illustrations featuring the foreign word, the language of origin, and a pithy definition. The words and definitions range from the lovely, such as goya, the Urdu word to describe the transporting suspension of belief that can occur in good storytelling, to the funny, like the Hawaiian pana po'o, which describes the act of scratching your head to remember something you've forgotten. Each beautiful, simple illustration adds just the right amount of visual intrigue to anchor the words and their meanings"-- Provided by publisher.

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    Outliers: the story of success

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    2015

    Outliers: the story of success

    Gladwell, Malcolm

    In understanding successful people, we have come to focus far too much on their intelligence and ambition and personality traits. Instead, Malcolm Gladwell argues in Outliers, we should lok at the world that surrounds the successful, their culture, their family, their generation, and their idiosyncratic experiences of their upbringing. Along the way, Gladwell reveals what the Beatles and Bill Gates have in common, the reason you've never heard of the smartest man in the world, why almost no star hockey players are born in the fall, and why, when it comes to plane crashes, where the pilots are born matters as much as how well they are trained. The lives of outliers, people whose achievements fall outside normal experience, follow peculiar and unexpected logic, and in uncovering that logic, Gladwell presents a fascinating and provocative blueprint for making the most of human potential.

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    The perfect mile

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    2005

    The perfect mile

    Bascomb, Neal.

    Tells the story of three runners and how they achieved what was once believed to be unachievable.

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    The promise

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    The promise

    Potok, Chaim.

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    Reality is broken

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    2016

    Reality is broken : why games make us better and how they can change the world

    McGonigal, Jane

    Visionary game designer Jane McGonigal shows how we can harness the power of computer games to solve real-world problems and boost global happiness, since her research suggests that gamers are expert problem solvers and collaborators because they regularly cooperate with other players to overcome daunting virtual challenges

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